From the first steps in Introduction to Dance to the choreography of a complete piece for a senior dance recital, students earn credits in either arts or athletics or simply enjoy themselves while participating in a diverse collection of evening classes.
Episcopal’s dance program offers students training in a variety of movement styles. Professional dancers from Dana Tai Soon Burgess & Company, the leading modern dance company in the Washington, D.C., region, teach classes designed to enhance each student’s understanding of movement and to expose students to diverse dance genres.
Students will have performance opportunities on and off campus, including dance projects choreographed by students, faculty, and guest artists. All levels of dancers, from beginning to advanced, are encouraged to participate. The Introduction to Dance class requires no movement experience, and afternoon options allow experienced students to sample different styles.
Introduction to Dance (offered during the class day)
Earning arts or athletic credit
Year-round dance classes
Rotated offerings in ballet, hip-hop, modern, and jazz
Guest artists who teach various ethnic forms of dance
Pilates and yoga
Attendance at professional performances by companies such as The Washington Ballet, Alvin Ailey, Kirov, CityDance, Jane Franklin Dance, and Dana Tai Soon Burgess & Company (in residence at Episcopal)